Liebster Award

I've received a Liebster award from Victorian Soul Book Critique. (Thank you! - I'm honored)

I haven't been nominated for this before so I'm going to copy the rules as written from her wonderful site.

This particular Liebster Award has a different variation of the rules:

1. Link and Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator asks.
3. Pick 11 other bloggers who have 200 or less followers.
4. Ask the 11 bloggers you nominated 11 questions and let them know you nominated them!

The Questions Given to Me:

1. What is your favorite time of day to read?
My favorite time is mid-evening. I used to love reading at night before bed, but unfortunately the books were just keeping me up way too late. I like it when it's turned dark but I have hours before I need to worry about sleep. There's something soothing about reading when it's night outside, turning on the electric fireplace (or real, only in my dreams apparently!), enjoying the coolness of Florida nights when things have calmed down and the sun is hiding. Bliss.
2. What makes your favorite book your favorite: the characters, the plot, or something else?
Character! Of course plot matters, but I am such a character junkie - which explains why I'm drawn to series so much. Once I fall in love with the characters, I just can't wait to learn more about their lives and follow their journeys.
3. What is your favorite dessert?
Depends on my mood. I love the Pumpkin Cheesecake from Barnes N' Nobles, which they get from The Cheesecake factory; I have converted the recipe and made mini pumpkin cheesecakes with cinnamon whipped cream and oreo cookie crust (yum and perfect with tea.)  I also like indulging in small pieces of milk chocolate. My mom's butter cookies are pretty good too :)
4. Do you have a favorite villain? (Literary or otherwise)
Probably Lex Luthor from the Superman comics. Different versions for different worlds but I like the businessman/scientist/serious version the most. I like multi-layered villains with different sides - B&W is so yesterday.
5. What three books would you bring to a deserted island with you, if you had everything you needed (food, water, shelter, bookshelves, etc.)?
 Difficult question. Tonight I'll pick my ESV Study Bible, my favorite Hollows book since that's my favorite series - I'll go with Ever After for now, and a large book containing different samples of writing, such as one of my literature textbooks.
6. Which book do you consider underrated and under-read (people don't read it as much)?
Flowers for Algernon - this work of art should be acknowledged a lot more.
7. If you could travel to another universe (bookish or otherwise), would you stay here or go?
Here since everyone I love is here, which in life is the most important thing. If they could come with me, and I could bring some money along, I may reconsider.
8. If you could travel back in time once, where would you go, and what would you do?
I would change a fateful night in my personal past 13 years ago. Made a major mistake that night.
9. Is there a book you think is over-hyped (a lot of people like it, but you don't)?
Won awards and has high ratings, but I seriously detested that book.
10. If you could meet any author (living or dead), who would you meet, and why?
I met my favorite author at a previous book signing, which was special (Kim Harrison). I wouldn't want to sit and eat lunch with her though, just not comfortable with it. I'm really not sure, this is a difficult one. Hm.
11. Do you judge a book by its cover?
Yes! The back must be interesting but trust me, I'm a major cover lover.

Questions for My Nominees ~

1.  What's your favorite reading spot?
2.  When did you fall in love with reading?
3.  What's the most obscure genre you read?
4.  Do you ever get embarrassed reading certain books in public?
5.  Does your family also love books and reading?
6.  What's your favorite format to read?
7.  What's the scariest book you've read?
8.  What annoys you the most with books - like a certain cliche?
9.  Can you read while listening to music or watching TV?
10. Have you met most of your book goals this year so far?
11. Do you go through many reading ruts?


  Blogs I'm Nominating - 

That Artsy Reading Girl

Books, Biscuits, and Tea

Oh, Chrys!

Reading is Fun Again

Reflections of a Bookaholic

Rainy Day Ramblings

Romancing the Dark Side

Pandora's Books

Millie D's Words

Midnyte Reader

Fiction State of Mind

Have fun!